Reading, Book & Author Web 2.0

The resources on this page are organized into Reading, Book, and Author Web 2.0 tools and websites.

Click here to go to the Van Meter Destiny Online Library and use DESTINY QUEST (found on the left hand side toolbar) to view the TOP 10 BOOKS and NEW ARRIVALS in our library.  This is a great way to check out our library.  

Also, Mrs. Miller has created Diigo Lists for 

CLICK on any of those to FIND AWESOME reading, author, and book resources too! 

Reading Web 2.0 and Websites

  • Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books that you can download and share.  
  • Awesome Adventures by HarperCollins!  This site contains great games in the arcade, sights and sounds, and much more!  
  • Awesome Stories  a gathering place of primary-source information. The purpose is to help users  find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.
  • BookFLIX (you will need the AEA username and password...Mrs. Miller can give that to you) 
  • Planet eBook  provides free classic literature that is entirely free to download and share with friends, classmates, students, anyone! 
  • Roy the Tale of a Singing Zebra   is a place to find tons of interactive games, stories and resources that have been developed to help emerging readers learn to read. 
  • Signed Stories contains tons of great books that are read in sign language and out loud.  You can also look at the books as the stories are being read.  
  • Wacky Web Tales is a entire collection of fun Mad Libs appropriate for students in grades 3rd and up!  Wacky Web Tales allows students to fill-in a blank form using words to create short stories to share and read.  
Book Web 2.0 and Websites 

  • Alex Award is given to adult books that appeal to young adults

  • Amazon-The best sellers for teens updated hourly

  • Bookleads Wiki features author websites and blogs, book trailers, eBook portals, reading promotion, book reviews, and so much more.  

  • Bookshelves of Doom blog is a great place to read about young adult literature in the news and recent reviews of books.  One of top 10 blogs! 

  • Good Reads lets you form online book club, read recommendations, keep track of what you have read and share this with others

  • is a good place to find free audio recordings of famous works of literature. LoudLit is unique and useful because it gives the option of reading the text online while listening to the reading of the text.

  • ReadKiddoRead developed by author James Patterson helps parents and educators connect kids with the books that will turn them into lifelong readers.

  • Shelfari  is a great social network for people who love books!  You can create a virtual shelf to show off what you are reading. Click here to see Mrs. Miller's Shelfari

  • Skype an Author Network – “The mission of the Skype an Author Network is to provide K-12 teachers and librarians with a way to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits.”

Author Websites and Social Networks

Authors on Facebook and Myspace